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Spring is Here at last!

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Well, ain’t that somethin’, folks? An Elvis impersonator stopped by Country Court skilled nursing center to entertain our residents. They were all shook up by the sight of him! The King’s classic tunes and signature moves had everyone dancing and singing along. It’s always great to see folks enjoying some good ol’ fashioned entertainment, especially during these times.

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OHIO HUMMINGBIRDS

ruby throated hummingbird

Well, well, well, folks, let me tell ya ’bout them Ohio hummingbirds. Come springtime; these beautiful little birds make their way to the skies over the Buckeye State by the thousands. Late April is usually the time when you can start spotting them during their annual migration. Did you know that these little critters begin migrating from Mexico and Central America to the U.S. and Canada in February? Fun fact: There are over 300 species of hummingbirds recognized, but only about a dozen make their way up north. Ohio’s only native hummingbirds are the ruby-throated hummingbirds. Now, the males are particularly easy to spot with their bright red throats that give ’em their name. These guys typically arrive about two weeks before the females on the Ohio hummingbird migration.

Let me tell ya, these tiny birds are quite extraordinary. The ruby-throated hummingbird, for instance, is tiny but mighty at just under four inches long. Can you believe that they flap their wings an average of 53 times every second and can fly up to 25 miles an hour? That’s somethin’ else!

Now, if you’re interested in spotting some of these hummingbirds in your yard, it’s a good idea to put your feeders out a few weeks before their expected arrival. During the spring rush, you’ll find many interesting hummingbirds in Ohio, like the ruby-throated hummingbird, rufous hummingbird, black-chinned hummingbird, Mexican violetear, red buckeye, eastern redbud, tulip tree, and northern catalpa, among many others.

happy easter

Now, let me switch gears and share some bunny humor with ya.

Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a joke?
It might crack up! Ha!

How does the Easter bunny keep his hair nice?
With a hare brush!

And lastly, why did the Easter egg hide?
‘Cause it was a little chicken!

Thank you very much, thank you, thank you very much.

maggie has not seen elvis in many years
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